Well, I am slowly learning what blogging is all about, i think. I am also trying to figure out how to take photos of my stitch work. All the pictures I took today are too dark, but I HAVE to post something before you start throwing rotten eggs at me, so I retook some pictures of my first sampler. It is the Faith Sampler and I believe it is by Emie Bishop. I did this sampler about 12 to 15 years ago. The photos are not very good, but I will take other photos in the next day or so and have some better posts to follow!
It was a great starter sampler as there were so many different stitches in it to learn, and as well, it was my first piece where i had to cut threads, remove some, and reweave others. I did this sampler out of a shop in Grimsby, Ontario which unfortunately, is no longer there. We did it as a SAL and there were about 20 of us that met once a month for about 10 months to get it done.
Okay, I am also learning that when I convert files from RAW format to JPG, to not make the pixels too small or the detail will be lost! sigh.... I think I need a secretary!!
Here are some close ups of the sampler:
Well, I must tell you, that Blogging is actually quite stressful!!! lol... Forget trying to fit all the pictures in and then having them disappear!!!! While taking a picture of the hardanger piece below, my dog Skyler decided she liked it alot (or maybe she didn't like it!!) so she grabbed it and I had to chase her around the yard to get it back!!! Unfortunately, there are no pictures of the chase, but, both the hardanger piece and the dog are safe; no injuries to either.
And finally, I will attach a photo of the "offending" dog, who is being a comedian trying to get my attention while I am taking photos. She must have been mad that I took this picture, because it is right after this that she took the hardanger piece!!!
Well, I think that is it for me tonight! Alot of lessons learned and hopefully it will be easier next time!